“At school I loved running but getting older, becoming a mum and other life events meant that running took a back seat.
That changed a couple of years ago when Claire and a group of friends got together for weekly Thursday evening runs in Richmond park.
From there my interest in running grew again and I completed my first half marathon last year. The elation from completing this promoted me to sign up for the London marathon.” Says Claire
Claire hopes that her effort will help to support other local charities personal to her.
“Whilst I am excited to be running the marathon from a personal perspective, I am delighted to also be fundraising for local children’s charity Momentum”
I approached this charity as my friends little boy was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at 20 months old. I’m happy to say he is now half way through his treatment plan and is going from strength to strength.
Momentum have provided invaluable support to my friends family during this difficult time both in and out of the hospital.”
”It’s been great having the support of all my YMCA colleagues and working out on my lunch breaks to keep me on track with my training plan!
Claire wants to thank all the wonderful members who have given her words of encouragement and support throughout her training.